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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government regulations require that certain wor

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Replace old deck plus build new deck

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are seeking quotes to have our current timber deck replaced with a composite decking. In addition we would also like a new deck built on another part of our section. Our preference is the composite decking as we want something maintenance free and one area is predominantly used by our dogs. We would like a quote as soon as possible as we need to approach the bank for a loan.

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Backyard deck

Posted 1 day ago

I want to turn my small backyard into a deck area with planter boxes around the edges of the deck to create a garden of sorts. I also wish to replace some to the weather boards out the back of the house.

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House entry steps and covered landing

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace existing entry steps (4) and landing (approx 1 sqm) with new equivalent including walls on two sides, with same functionality as what is currently there. We are considering different options for cladding (not just existing corrugated plastic). Due to condition of existing wood supports and railings it may require rebuilding from ground up, with better weatherproofing around the top. Prefer to have job completed this side of winter if possible (eg between now and April)

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Laying floor planks

Posted 4 weeks ago

We require the services of a skilled tradesperson to lay our vinyl floor planks in our hallway bathroom and toilet. Total area is 20 square meters. Some areas will need to leveled. Bathroom has the skirted boards removed. Hallway and toilet still have the skirting boards attached and ideally would like to leave in place.

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Replace/repair

Posted 3 weeks ago

Replace a small section of cedar weather board and gib board (I have materials) and check internal framing.

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Make a new wooden mailbox for house

Posted 2 weeks ago

Our wooden mailbox was damaged last night after the neighbours hosting an out of control party and now we are looking for ways to mount a new mailbox. Looking for someone that can help make a similar wooden mailbox and mount it on our existing wooden post. Grateful for some help! Thank you.

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Remodel a built-in wardrobe.

Posted 1 day ago

Remodel present wardrobe doors from sliding doors to two pair of hung doors. Include the space either side of the wardrobe into the new remodelled wardrobe. This includes a linen cupboard and a small wardrobe, on the other side. Take the linen and small wardrobe doors off and frame-up, GIB and plaster. Make the new wardrobe doors and make a new wooden frame. Fix architrave to new wardrobe doors.

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Replace and Extend Deck

Posted 6 days ago

2 storey high deck needs replacing. Looking at a quote to do the job will need a LBP practitioner

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Remove and replace section of rotten cladding

Posted 1 week ago

The rotten cladding is just above the level of the first floor and is adjacent the corner in a 2 storey ex-state house. At least one stud in the area has major rot and will need to be replaced or sistered. I am trying to avoid a major re-clad job.

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House Repairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

House is being prepped for painting. Need to replace/repair a rotten window sill and scribers in a couple of places . May be some remedial work a round the window where the sill is being replaced. This work needs to completed by 8 February.

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Deck Restore - Lower Level

Posted 4 weeks ago

1980s split level home - Replace and restore existing deck to meet current code. Supporting structure already done and strengthened, just need decking and railings replaced. Deck approximately 16 sq m. Structure sits approx 3m above ground level.

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Repair to wood work and installation of new deck.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Repair to existing wood work and installation of new deck. Urgent please

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Replace existing deck with bigger deck

Posted 5 days ago

Have a deck on 1st level of house in the front. Want to replace existing deck with bigger deck. Will require consent and plans.

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Kitchen ceiling

Posted 6 days ago

Replace a 2m by 6 m kitchen ceiling with jib i will paint

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Old deck with good bones.

Posted 3 weeks ago

My deck is sturdy so I'm sure it just needs to be repaired in the places where pieces of wood have broken off. There was a tree previously in the middle of the deck hence the hole. I would like the deck to look quite flush with the wood that is already there, could possibly mean relaying timber over top of the existing deck.

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New counter face

Posted 4 weeks ago

The current corrugated iron needs to be removed and 100mm wide pine tongue and groove strips need to be attached vertically with no visible nails, skirting board around the base and then the whole lot needs to be stained black. The counter and left side is about 5m total. If you only want to attach the T&G then I can organise a painter serarately

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Deck repairs and replacement of stairs

Posted 4 weeks ago

Replacement of deck and railing plus new stairs to lower garden. Deck Area approx 15sq m.

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Repairs

Posted 3 weeks ago

Various repairs Garage soffit repair fence patch up an outdoor window sill plus couple other jobs

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Tv cabinet

Posted 1 week ago

Need a large tv feature wall cabinet completed with side shelving. Have photos , measurements and colours of what we want. We will provide these and leave you to it.

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Replank our picnic table

Posted 2 weeks ago

We have a picnic table. It was faulty, but too big to return. The wood that came with it went warped and rotten within a month - mitre10 did a recall because of this wood. The frame is cool though. We’d like someone to put new wood on. We would like: * Wood that can cope with being outside unlike this rubbish wood * wood that can be stained to match our deck * an umbrella hole, we have a fitting from this table or our old one to be used * wide planks * smooth and splinter free - we...

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 156,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Replacing old deck with new larger deck

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9th July 2019

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 5
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13th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
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 4
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 3
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 4

repair gib in ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

22nd October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fence \ Deck and thensome

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th January 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Decking Quote

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fitted wardrobe repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck Restore - Lower Level

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fixing a bed base

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th October 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 3
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck clean and stain

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Laing Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th February 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Small external repair jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small Deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fobbie1

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th November 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 4
Communication
 4

Wooden floorboards

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Privacy screen framing on deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden railing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace small section of barge board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

House repairs ready for renting

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th January 2020

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Wall-hung bookshelf for study

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Bespoke Wooden Solutions Ltd

Joined January 2018

Outdoor living solutions: gates, decks, fences, planter boxes and bar leaners to name a few. We specialise in the local manufacture and installation of wooden gates - and other landscape construction work. We also do flatpack assembly (including kitchens).

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Nzl holzbau services limited

Joined August 2018

Hi, im a qualified chippy whos built for 10 years, 5 years germany 5 years nzl, i have a lot of pride in my work and will engage with you the client thoughout the entire job process. I build to code and to a great german standard at adorable rates

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Orkney Developments Limited

Joined April 2016

Hi we build new homes, carry out renovations/alterations and do general maintenance work as well. Our passion is energy efficient passive solar homes, but we are open to any carpentry work. We have a team of highly skilled and licensed tradesmen, as well as an apprentice and hammer hand. We pride ourselves on our integrity and putting you the client first. If you choose to work with us you w...

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TheQS Renovations

Joined June 2017

The QS Renovations complete all kinds of renovation projects from cost advice to pre-paint repairs, renovations & general carpentry & maintenance. Our qualified Quantity Surveyors will provide cost advice for all residential building projects and our skilled carpenters can complete the project. Whether you're interested in a preliminary chat about your project and obtaining a detailed projec...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there , I'm available to do any general handyman work, Gib board repairs / painting Interior and Exterior / fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / water blasting / fitting doors and hardware etc . l have been doing this on and off for some 40 odd years . l have also completed a number of personal projects over the years incorporating all of the above, s...

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blueprint projects & construction ltd

Joined January 2020

Hi we've been building new houses and renovating old homes for 20 years. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do all the small jobs. we do all our own in house painting, tiling , landscaping. We are professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing our jobs on time and on budget.

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Precision Building Projects

Joined July 2016

Precision Building Projects (PBP) is a trusted family operated building company, part of NZCB with qualified licensed buildering practitioners taking care of all your building needs. Here at PBP, we take pride in our eye for precision detail and our ability to provide work to a high standard. With years of experience, in all facets of building there is no job too big or too small. Have a look...

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J.Youngman Landscapes

Joined October 2018

J.Youngman Landscapes is a specialist in all areas of landscape construction and outdoor structures in the Wellington Region. From small scale jobs to large landscape renovations J.Youngman Landscapes can offer you the advice and expertise to transform your landscape.

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Newton Roofing

Joined March 2014

Hi. At Newton Roofing we’ve got you covered – from leaky roof repairs to severe storm damage roof restoration to a complete re roof. We have a long history as trusted roofing contractors in the residential roofing and building maintenance sectors. you can rely on Newton Roofing to deliver quality workmanship and excellent customer service. We provide a wide range of quality services for cust...

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Tcontracting

Joined December 2018

Hi, we are competitive and hard working contractors with 30 combined years experience in concrete and landscaping and building constructiontrade. Confident in what we do we specialize in Driveways, footpaths, patios and much more. Every job is treated like our own so we take pride in what we do and always do well on budget and time management of work planned.

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Level Joinery

Joined February 2020

My name is Matt, my wife and I have just started our own Business. I have over 15 years experience in the Joinery Trade. Specialising in all aspects of kitchen renovations, including design, manufacturing and installing kitchen's. As well as working on the tools, I have also worked in management roles with top kitchen companies. Over this time I have seen the lack of a personal approach once t...

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Glass Innovate Ltd

Joined February 2019

Glass Innovate is one of Wellingtons top Glass and Glazing companies. Our professional qualified glaziers can install anything to do with glass. From a simple single pane window, to specialized unusual projects that other glaziers wouldn't touch, we can do anything. Some of what we can do include: Splashbacks Frameless Showers Glass Table Tops Customized Aquariums Windows Mirrors Balus...

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Power&keane

Joined January 2019

Hi, we are a residential/commercial building cleaning company specialising in Exterior building washes. We are very reliable and will always get the job completed on time. We also offer gutter cleaning, window cleaning, driveway/surface cleaning and Moss removal. We pride ourselves on our competitive pricing and will always come look at the job before giving a final price. We also provide prop...

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Manage MY Maintenance

Joined July 2017

We are experienced builders with fast turn around jobs. Experts in decking, fences, paving, retaining and gardening. We also are experts in all maintenance around the home including but not limited to painting roofs, painting houses, repairing gutters and house washing

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Painting and Property Maintenance

Joined December 2018

Painting and Property Maintenance offers quality job for reasonable and affordable prices. We provide professional full-service in interior- exterior house painting and renovating. We also provide full service in gardening and lawn mowing. Quality is our priority means we pride ourselves in our work ethics and our determination to ensure that we exceed above and beyond our customer expectations e...

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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Reno Man

Joined April 2015

Hi, I have been in the industry for over 30 years. - Installing and designing kitchens and bathrooms. - Landscaping properties - Alterations - and everything in between! My collegue Andrew is licensed so we can tackle any project you have in mind. We specialise in minor renovations although our last project was a 4 month complete renovation of a 1940's house. Your project is in good han...

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Problem solving company

Joined December 2019

We understand that problems arise with houses, landscaping and everything else to do with property services. It's our aim to provide cost effective solutions that can help our clients and aim to receive referrals from existing clients. Let me help solve your property problems

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Rubios Pro Limited

Joined August 2018

Hello There, We are a reliable and trustworthy company with the experience and skills required to be able to provide the most professional care to maintain your house looking as good as you would want it. We can ensure you that our workers are hardworking and are ready to finish the jobs as soon as required with a great quality job . Call us for a free quote, good prices guaranteed.

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